Hang with Math Monkey This Summer

May 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
WESTON, FL. – May 25, 2006 – Summer is all about fun and games. And that is why the Math Monkey™ Summer Knowledge Jungle is opening June 12 at the Math Monkey Knowledge Center, located in the Weston Town Center, 1642 Town Center Circle, in Weston, Fl.

The habitat is the ideal place for children ages 6-10 to have a great time while playing games with their peers. Meanwhile, these young people will work in troops to learn new math skills that will give them an advantage when school resumes in September.

“Our summer program is designed to give kids a leg up in a fast-paced, challenging world,” said Kirsten Fisch, president & CEO (Top Banana) of Math Monkey. “Using a unique technique known as Vedic math, children can take a break from the heat, have lots of fun and hone their math skills with old and new friends. The Math Monkey Summer Knowledge Jungle emphasizes the exciting world of mental math.”

Certified Math Monkey instructors will use carefully developed games and activities inspired by more than 35 years of research and development in Vedic math. The summer program uses many of the same techniques that will be taught at the Knowledge Center throughout the year, Fisch said.

Summer offerings include:

• “Welcome to the Jungle,” designed to give children entering kindergarten and first grade a solid foundation in math literacy. Number sense and early mental math techniques are taught through fun games that engage children in the art of learning.

• “Banana Split” is perfect for children entering first and second grades. The troop will learn how to double, halve and count by two. It is the ideal habitat for kids to build on basic math literacy.

• “Look Ma, No Hands,” is recommended for children entering the second and third grades who have a solid understanding of numbers and are ready for the challenge of mental addition and subtraction. No more using fingers to add and subtract!

• “Multiplying Monkeys 1” is for children entering the third and fourth grades. The class builds their mental muscle by learning unique techniques to perform multiplication.

• “Multiplying Monkeys 2” teaches children entering fourth and fifth grade how to multiply double and triple digit numbers in their heads by using the ancient art of Vedic math. It is a skill that will help them ace standardized tests.

• “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” gives kids entering grades 4 and 5 the tools they need to check their answers at a glance when they head back to school in the fall. Through the tools learned in this class, kids will know immediately when they receive 100 percent on a test.

Classes will meet this summer twice a week over four-week intervals. There are two summer sessions. The first session is scheduled for Monday, June 12 to Friday, July 7. The second session runs from Monday, July 10 to Friday, August 4. Tuition is $199 per session. Class size is limited; registration is recommended as early as possible to reserve a seat.

For more information, call 1-877-GOT-MATH or log on to www.mathmonkey.com.

Math Monkey is an enjoyable way for children to learn math, as they discover there are many ways to reach the correct conclusion. Math Monkey is the only global franchise that teaches Vedic math – a fun system that takes the mystery out of math. At Math Monkey, complex mathematic problems can be solved within seconds – without the use of paper or a calculator. This quick problem-solving ability, a crucial link for academic success, is now being offered to children in the United States, ages 6 to 10, through Math Monkey Knowledge Centers. Math Monkey can be reached at 1-877-GOT-MATH or www.mathmonkey.com.